Simple Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Simple Chicken and Sausage Gumbo has a very high-calorie, average-carb, very high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin and Niacin.

The food contains 27.9g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and average in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 38.8 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its very high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. It's high MUFA and high PUFA.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 4 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a very high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is average in Magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. It is also a very high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Simple Chicken and Sausage Gumbo has been given a composite ranking of 79, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein21%
 Calories from Fat65%
 Calories from Carbs15%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Riboflavin
  • Very high in Thiamin

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A117.1 IU2.3%Mid 40%Average
Retinol7.1 mcg
Vitamin C4.7 mg7.8%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin D6.6 IU1.6%Mid 40%Average
Thiamin0.17 mg11.2%Top 30%High
Riboflavin0.17 mg9.9%Top 30%High
Niacin2.4 mg11.8%Top 30%High
Vitamin B60.17 mg8.4%Top 30%High
Folate11.8 mcg2.9%Mid 40%Average
Folic Acid2.7 mcg
Vitamin B120.17 mcg2.8%Top 30%High
Pantothenic Acid0.17 mg1.7%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium11.1 mg1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Iron0.67 mg3.7%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium9.2 mg2.3%Bottom 30%Low
Phosphorus60.8 mg6.1%Mid 40%Average
Potassium149.9 mg4.3%Mid 40%Average
Sodium242.2 mg10.1%Mid 40%Average
Zinc0.67 mg4.5%Mid 40%Average
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium6.6 mcg9.4%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4.7 g1.6%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber0.29 g1.1%Bottom 30%Low
Sugars1.3 g
Glucose0.2 mg
Fructose0.2 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein6.5 g13%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.2 mg
Isoleucine0.2 mg
Leucine0.2 mg
Lysine0.3 mg
Methionine0.2 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.2 mg
Tyrosine0.2 mg
Valine0.2 mg
Arginine0.3 mg
Histidine0.2 mg
Alanine0.3 mg
Aspartic Acid0.5 mg
Glutamic Acid0.8 mg
Glycine0.3 mg
Proline0.3 mg
Serine0.2 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat9.1 g14.1%Mid 40%Average
Saturated Fat2.3 g11.7%Mid 40%Average
Monounsaturated Fat3.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat2.7 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Ash0.8 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 763 Calories from Fat 490

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 54.4 g 83.7%

Saturated Fat 13.9 g 69.5%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 110.2 mg 36.7%

Sodium 1441 mg 60%

Total Carbohydrates 27.9 g 9.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.8%

Sugars 7.9 g

Protein 38.8 g 77.6%

Vitamin A 13.9% Vitamin C 46.7%

Calcium 6.6% Iron 22.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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